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By Tamar Herzog

ISBN-10: 0300092539

ISBN-13: 9780300092530

In this publication Tamar Herzog explores the emergence of a in particular Spanish notion of neighborhood in either Spain and Spanish the United States within the eighteenth century. tough the idea that groups have been the traditional results of universal elements corresponding to language or faith, or that they have been artificially imagined, Herzog reexamines early glossy different types of belonging. She argues that the excellence among those that have been Spaniards and people who have been foreigners took place as neighborhood groups unusual among immigrants who have been judged to be keen to tackle the rights and tasks of club in that neighborhood and people who have been not.

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According to this distinction, only the members of the second group were truly forced to abandon their communities, and only they could enjoy the presumption that allowed them to continue to be citizens of communities where they no longer lived. But this distinction was sufficiently broad to allow for different interpretations. In practice, most Spanish magnates residing in the court were able to enjoy the protection of this exception and maintain citizenship in their original communities where they owned a family estate.

After these documents were collected, the candidates presented witnesses. These witnesses, usually friends and neighbors, would testify that the petitioner had expressed in words and acts his desire to remain in Seville permanently. Parallel procedures were instituted for newcomers married to local women. ≤∞ In these cases, and those of other newcomers, once the files were completed the representative of municipal interests ( procurador) advised the council how to proceed. ≤≤ Also according to the 1743 ruling, those born in Seville could continue to request citizenship in the old way, by submitting only a petition and an affidavit.

Women and minors (under age twenty-five) were not eligible for citizenship. In the case of women, it was generally understood that, as members of a household, they obtained some of the benefits of citizenship by way of dependence. They first enjoyed the rights attached to the citizenship status of their fathers and, upon marriage, they attained some of the privileges attached to the citizenship status of their husbands. This state changed only when women became independent heads of households. ∂≤ The case of minors (persons under twenty-five) was much more complex.

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